Sensei Matt Stonerock holds the rank of Rokudan, 6th degree Black belt, and holds the title of Senior Instructor.
Sensei Stonerock performs exciting open hand and weapons forms (katas). A champion in many tournaments, he has excelled as well in teaching kata and sparring concepts. He is also the leader of the AKA demonstration team.
Sensei Stonerock joined the American Karate Academy in 1999. He has attended the world famous Karate College and has participated in several IKSA Annual Seminars. Sensei has been involved in various martial arts since he was 11 years old and has had previous training prior to joining the American Karate Academy in Saikan Karate, Wado-Ryu, Aikido, And Chinese Kenpo.
In January 2009 Sensei Stonerock opened up another branch of American Karate Academy at the East Nashville YMCA.